EUFOR Operation Althea was launched in December 2004 to replace (SFOR) the NATO-led Stabilizing Force in Bosnia Herzegovina. Since then the Austrian Armed Forces have been in the front line holding the leadership in EUFOR.
Earlier this month, from October 1st the 5 days International exercise Quick Response 2016 was executed under Austrian Military leadership in the western part of Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EUFOR Multinational Battalion, the Intermediate Reserve Force fromUnited Kingdom, the Tactical Reserve from KFOR, theArmed Forces Bosnia-Herzegovina, Portugal and Hungary have been taking part in it. The exercise aimed to enhance the close cooperation and interoperability of multinational Military units in EUFORfor maintaining security and rapid response in crisis.
The Leadership of Austria and its Armed-Forces in the World-1
Highly rich with European heritage, Austria is the centre of Europe with its Capital city ‘Vienna’ the heart of Culture, History and Music, Literature, Science and Technology–since centuries ago.
In Political domain– Vienna holds also the key role not only in European Territory but also in the International Affairs. As of current time, Vienna has the Seats of over 16 United Nations main Organizations, with more of other International Orgs and Institutions. International Organizations in Vienna
In the Military sphere, the Austrian Armed-Forces has a major Leading Role in NATO, EU, UN Operations– deployed in various parts of the World for maintaining Peace and Security.
A glimpse into the recent years’ Austrian Armed-Forces Global engagements
In KFOR Kosovo as part of International Security Force since 1999
In Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of European Force in Operation Althea since 2004
In UNIFIL Lebanon as part of UN Peacekeeping Force since 2011
In Central African Republic as the Military Adviser in EU Deployment Mission
In Ukraine part of OSCE as Military Observer in Monitoring Mission
Austria is an active participant of European Forces in the United National Peacekeeping Operations. Since 1960 up to present day there have been 100,000 Military personnel from the Austria, deployed and served, in over 50 Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations in the various parts of the world.
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